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The Capoeira is a game that emerged in Brazil in 1770. He is currently practiced in 132 countries. Was recognized as a sport by the Brazilian government in 1890, 1941, 1954 and 1972. In 1995 he was recognized by Brazilian Olympic Committee. In 06/061999 he founded the International Federation of Capoeira. In 2008 was organized the first World Cup Capoeira. The sports practice is regulated by the Capoeira International Sportive Code.
We understand as Capoeira aiming at International Federation Statute of Capoeira, the different sports aspects, educational, playful, therapeutic, artistic, cultural, mystic, philosophical and folkloric without distinction of style, Martial Arts of genuine Brazilian root, that considering its formation process , structure and fundamentals reach characteristics from Formal and Informal Sport also having or have had other denominations or name derivate as well as others which can occasionally appear, all under its coverage of activities, which is particular in a system of defense and attack, and it can be used as Art, Dance, Gymnastics, Fight and Game, individually, double or groups, through rhythmic and constant movements with agility, flexibility and body control, moving back, insinuation and falls, using any part of the body, specially legs, arms and head having as basic movement the ginga (body movement typical of capoeira and other kinds of dance). It is practiced together with musical instruments, considering the traditional standards for Capoeira Angola and Capoeira Regional, which the use of berimbau is essential.
 
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SportAccord - Recommendations regarding data exchange
International federations are encouraged to:
1. cooperate with governments and responsible betting operators to face sports betting risks. An objective of that cooperation will be to develop a common Education, Communication and Prevention Programme regarding the potential risks related to sports betting, match fixing and international crime;
2. establish and, where appropriate, make use of effective channels for the exchange of intelligence and information related to the investigation and/or prosecution of manipulation of sports results at national and international level, on the understanding that information and intelligence transmitted should be early and detailed enough to be of practical use;
3. give the largest mutual help and ensure spontaneous exchange of intelligence and information on manipulation of sports results between national, foreign and international authorities, where there are reasonable grounds to believe that any offence established in accordance with the IFs regulations has been committed and provide, upon request, all necessary information to the national, foreign or international authority requesting them;
4. submit data in their possession or under their control when requested to by government authorities;
5. introduce mechanisms for whistle-blowing in the area of manipulation of sports results to ensure disclosure of information (e.g. hotline, email address);
6. ensure protection of privacy and personal data in the area of investigation of manipulation of sports results in the light of respect for human rights.
The Common Standards are available in English here.
The Common Standards are available in French here.
 
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E. Javier Rubiera Cuervo,
Aug 17, 2011, 2:47 AM